Carol Ann McCarty, age 67 of Blissfield passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, June 16, 2014 at her home. She was born on September 21, 1946 in Adrian, Michigan to Thomas A. and Ruth M. (Forche) McCarty. Carol was a Madison High School graduate and had lived in Atlanta, Georgia, for the past 20 years, before returning to Blissfield in 2013. She enjoyed taking in Mexican cuisine and shopping for bargains at thrift stores, but most of all hanging with her best friend “Lucky,” her German shepherd. Surviving is her mother, Ruth M. McCarty of Saginaw; two daughters, Christine Marie Mackey of Kansas and Carisa Ann Ehlert of Cartersville, Ga.; one brother, Thomas (Kathy) McCarty of Rockford, and her former husband and dear friend, Leland Ehlert of Palmyra. She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas A. McCarty. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held in the fall to celebrate Carol’s life. Arrangements are under the direction of the Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home, Blissfield.